Office of Global Women's Issues--Events

Upcoming Events

May 24, 2016
Women and Foreign Policy: The Supply and Demand of Women and Energy. The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, in cooperation with the George Washington University Global Women’s Institute, will convene experts, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss women and energy through the lens of supply and demand. Event page»

Past Events

March 29, 2016
2016 Secretary’s International Women of Courage Award: Secretary of State John Kerry presented this annual award to a group of extraordinary women from around the world. To mark the milestone of honoring nearly 100 women from 60 countries over 10 years, Vice President Biden delivered remarks during a forum at the State Department following the ceremony. Event page»

February 19, 2016
Women and Foreign Policy: Is Everything We Know about Wartime Rape Wrong? The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues convened experts, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss emerging research on sexual violence in conflict. Event page»

November 12, 2015
Women and Foreign Policy: Election Season: With more than 70 elections taking place in 2015, there’s never been a better time to examine women’s roles in politics. Experts, politicians, and practitioners came together on Thursday, November 12 to discuss the global state of women in politics and explore the best ways to empower women in elections. Event page»

October 15, 2015
Collaborative Approaches to Global Security: The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and the Institute for Inclusive Security brought together women and men from the U.S. defense and foreign policy community and women leaders from more than 20 conflict-affected countries to discuss how collaborative approaches can address today’s most pressing security threats. Event page»

September 24, 2015
Women and Foreign Policy: Ending Early and Forced Marriage: A gathering of over 200 experts, activists, academics, development practitioners, and policy makers discussed what drives early and forced marriage around the world and how research, programming, and policy can make a difference. Event page»

September 10, 2015
Celebrating Artisan Enterprise: The New Startup Economy Forum: A gathering of artisans, business leaders, government officials, investors, donors and consumers highlighted the impact artisans have on local communities and economies and discussed how key stakeholders can get involved to build support for the artisan sector globally. Forum page»

June 23, 2015
2015 U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (WE-LEAD): The U.S. Department of State hosted a forum for Chinese and American women leaders to discuss gender equality. The day-long event addressed common challenges regarding women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on entrepreneurship, access to capital and finance, capacity-building, and work-life balance. WE-LEAD page»